David B. Levy

Professor of Music

Music History and Music Theory

BM, MA (Eastman), PhD/musicology (Rochester). NDEA Title IV fellow (1969-71), Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst fellow (1971-72) for study in Munich at Ludwig Maximillians Universität. NEH Summer Seminar at New York University (1988). Listed in Who’s Who in American Music. Author of Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony (Schirmer Books, 1995; revised edition, Yale U P, 2003), winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Book (1996). Author of Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies (Yale UP, forthcoming). Additional research on Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner, music history and criticism in the nineteenth century. Contributor to Schriften zur Beethoven ForschungBeethoven ForumBerlioz StudiesDictionnaire BerliozEssays on Music for Charles Warren Fox19th-Century MusicCMS SymposiumHistorical Performance, and Music Library Association Notes; musicological/artistic advisor, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (2002-03 season), program annotator and pre-concert lecturer for Winston-Salem Symphony (1980-present) and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (2015-present). Member of American Beethoven Society (advisory board), Steering Committee of New Beethoven Research Group, American Musicological Society (SE Chapter chairman, 1984-86, 2008-2010; representative to Council, 1981-83, 2010-12), College Music Society; Endowed Chair in Musicology, University of Alabama (2009). Has lectured throughout the United States, Austria, Germany, Israel, and the Czech Republic. Teaches Music History, Beethoven, First Year Seminars; Summer Graduate School Faculty, Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY, 1996-2005). Chair, WFU Department of Music (1994-2006). Program Director, Flow House, Vienna, 2009-2018. Associate Dean of the College for Faculty Governance (2013-2016). Winner of Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service (2016).

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